According to Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com, the Yankees have acquired Mariners' right fielder and beloved local hero Ichiro Suzuki.
SI.com reports that Ichiro's first game as a Yankee could be in Seattle, where the Yankees are currently playing a series against the Mariners.
ESPN.com reports that in return the Mariners will acquire two minor league pitchers. It also reports that the Mariners have confirmed the deal.
Ichiro, 38, has played for the Mariners since 2001, after playing for the Orix Blue Wave baseball team in Japan, where he was a big star. But there were doubts raised about his returning to the Mariners next year, because of the expense of his contract and because of his age, as colorfully expressed by former Mariner Jay Buhner.
What do you think? Will you miss Ichiro?